Escape to Montana: Canadians seek a private option.

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  1. Zoom-boing
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    Canada Considers Private Health Care Options - WSJ.com
     
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    This is true. My father has had a neurological condition that was not life-threatening but painful. He had to wait nearly a year to see a neurologist.

    Canada does a good job at providing timely emergency care but a mediocre to poor job providing elective care.
     
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    And Japan does a far better job at both than we do here in the US.
     
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    Yet you fail to see all the difference between the US and Japan ... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Oh, I see the differance all right. They live longer, healthier lives, and don't go bankrupt because of medical bills. Their children are healthier and better educated. And, in spite of coming out of WW2 in poverty, they now are wealthy, in some ways, more wealthy than the average American citizen.
     
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    Then move the fuck to Canada, nutsack.
     
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    Great idea. If you don't like it here just get the hell out. All your problems will be solved.
     
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    My *ahem* option solves their problem.

    Maybe socialized medicine isn't what they really want in the end. :eusa_think:
     
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    Thanks for proving you have never been to nor even learned much about Japan. :cuckoo:
     
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    Factoid: Japanese businessmen love to grope schoolgirls on subways.

    Star Trek's "Sulu" George Takei holidays in Tokyo dressed as a school girl.

    *This proves I have been to Japan.
     

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